RONALD EDMUND ROYER biography
Born 1932 and baptized at St. Monica's Church, Santa
Graduated St. Monica's Grammar school, 1946.
Graduated Archdiocesan High School Seminary, Los Angeles,
and finished building my first large telescope, 1950.
Graduated from St. John's Seminary College, 1954.
Our family traveled Europe the summer of 1956.
Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles,
May 1, 1958.
Assignments as Associate Pastor, St. Hilary, Pico Rivera,
58-64; St. Joseph, Hawthorne, 64-70; St Frances of Rome,
Azusa, 70-76; St. Pancratius, Lakewood, 1976 to present.
Became second Pastor of St. Pancratius Church and School
in 1983, and Monsignor in 1992. Pastor Emeritus of St.
Pancratius July 1, 2002, and retired to Royer Oaks home
with Mom near Springville, California for dark sky viewing,
and church ministry under the Porterville Pastor. My
astrophotos are published worldwide and extensively
by Science Photo Library of London, England. I monitor
variable stars for AAVSO, NASA and satellites from my
observatory in our schoolyard at St. Pancratius, and
at Ford Observatory near Wrightwood. God has blessed
me with a very fulfilling life, in part due to the solid
training of the priests and sisters of St. Monica's
Parish, and a stable family of good values.